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Item #BB2013 [Photobook] Histoire de la Photographie. Raymond LÈCUYER.
[Photobook] Histoire de la Photographie
[Photobook] Histoire de la Photographie
[Photobook] Histoire de la Photographie
[Photobook] Histoire de la Photographie

[Photobook] Histoire de la Photographie

Paris: Baschet et Cie, 13, Rue Saint-Georges, 1945. Quarter-Cloth. First Edition of the most sought after and rarest of L'Illustration's great albums, a landmark work describing in exhaustive detail photography's early development. Text in French. Royal 8vo (375 x 280mm): [8],451,[5]pp, profusely illustrated with hundreds of monochrome and color plates (some with die-cut and decorative mounts and borders), using a variety of reproduction techniques and paper stocks, and an original full-page calotype (still life by Sougez, p. 189). Publisher's maroon cloth spine titled in silver, marbled paper-covered boards, and decorative endpapers, with original lorgnon bicolore (3-D glasses) housed in front past-down pocket for viewing in relief the anaglyphs on pp. 285-88. Corners lightly rubbed, few trivial nicks to boards, but an excellent example, securely bound and virtually pristine throughout. Frizot, p. 10. Fine-. Item #BB2013

Successor to Beaumont Newhall's The History of Photography (1937), demonstrating "the irrevocable link between technique and the meaning of images. The effect was to recognize that photography had achieved an immediate maturity, contemporary with its invention." (Frizot) With such chapters as: the antecedents of photography, the age of daguerreotype and calotype, the vogue of artistic photography, the animated image, and the conquest of color. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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